Top Android Apps: Buka, Gem Miner and Radiant

Buka

Buka is a cute Android game loaded with lots of fun and addiction but it demands skills and dexterity, and a challenging task. Buka is to search a happy place on its set for a quest. Buka is a small planet that shoots up stars. You have to protect this planet with powerful shock waves and explosions by a single touch operation. You can make use of the shock waves to push objects away or closer. You can also destroy everything that blocks your way and navigate till you reach the Happy Place. The combination of Accelerometer, Animation, Graphics and background sound effects (especially used for realistic explosions) rates this game highly. Buka application has been receiving various awards and is rated among the top ten paid games for Android devices. Though this game application is very simple, it is still very challenging. The longer you play the game and the harder it gets. Overall, the Buka app is a simple game to learn and play. You need be a master to play this game but all you have to do is just evince interest and remain focused.

Gem Miner

Are you ready for the challenge as a miner to exploit the hidden ores, metals, and gems to make way to your glory? A simple game, Gem Miner, makes you grow into an amazing gamer. The premise is simple, just dig a mine to become wealthy by descending into the depths to unearth precious treasures like ores, metals and gem and make your fortune. You begin by piling up supplies and sell your gains at the store so that you can buy more supplies to descend to the abyss and lay your hand to net bigger prizes. This is exciting game and it requires some planned maneuvers to ensure that you come out alive from the mine always. The game offers 3 levels of difficulty and contains a useful tutorial mode. The graphics are very sharp and the sound is great and more appropriate. This is a touch screen game so there should be no fuss over the type of Android device it is played on.

Radiant

After Buka, Hexage has brought out Radiant, which is one of the best Android game. Radiant is an action game of space category, wherein as a Max Blaster you are engaged in combat shooting against large scale alien invasion. Max Blaster must power his way through increasingly difficult levels to take the chief alien, the Super Creep, head on. Hexage, brings its own unique twist and details into the game play. You will encounter drones, meteors, mother ships and more to save the world from destruction. The basic Space Invaders game play has been built with some weapon upgrades and power-ups. The neon glow add-on brings a glossy feature to the various space crafts with its own background story.

10 Free Android Apps That Will Actually Make You Money While Shopping!

Shopping is either pure bliss or torture depending on who you ask. Regardless of which end of the spectrum you are on, Android apps will help you save money and allow you to become a more efficient shopper (which I’m sure appeals to most of you). So what does that entail? It’ll give the shopaholics more bang for their buck, which is never a bad thing. Perhaps even more importantly, these Android apps will provide shopaphobes what they really crave- less time in the stores!

The pure power and functionality of these Android apps can really make shopping virtually an all new experience. No matter if these apps function as a shopping list, database, storefront or a supplemental knowledge source, they’re all squarely aimed at one thing: if you use them, they will save you money!

You’re getting a feeling like Android shopping apps, in general, might just help you, right? Well here are 10 Android apps that will save you money while they help you fulfill all your shopping needs and desires. Oh and did I mention that all these ten are completely FREE to download?

SnapTell

Want to know more about an item you saw on the rack? Just use SnapTell to scan the barcode of any CD, DVD, book or video game and you will be able to get all the information you could possibly need. What type of information? Well, if you just want some more cursory information, that’ll work. Most notably, if you want to see how the price stacks up to other distributors, it can do that for you in seconds. This app could be a big time money-saver for you if you take the time to use it before you make that next media purchase!

Key Ring Reward Cards

This is a very handy app to consolidate all your clutter in your purse/wallet while ensuring that you don’t lose valuable reward/loyalty cards. How does it work? All you do is take a snapshot of the barcode of your reward card (just about any decent sized company with a rewards program is in the database- over 650 programs) and enter some basic information about the store. That’s it; you’re now ready to use your phone as your reward card at that store in the future by pulling up your reward information from that store on this Android app. It’s probably not for non-techies or those who crave extreme simplicity. It is, however, a great idea and technology that will no doubt get crisper in the future.

If you don’t mind carrying all your reward cards and potentially losing one or two along the way (and having to suffer through the wait to replace the card), this free Android app sounds like a waste of time. But, if the extra inch of not-so-soft plastic padding for your rump (or the misuse of perfectly good purse space- not to mention the potential inability to use your chic tiny purse out shopping) isn’t idyllic, this app is worth the few minutes to download and get everything set up properly.

OurGroceries

This is the perfect app for the happy, busy family of Android phone users. It allows the kids to endlessly add all their necessary foods. When the items are purchased, they can be removed from the list (on all the Android phones it’s registered to) and then, 4 hours later, they can easily be added back onto the list! Joking aside, this is a great app to have for the new-age hyper busy, hyper tech families that want to become more efficient.

Hey, it costs a lot of money to keep purchasing that extra loaf of bread that your husband/wife (or even you- thanks to that undecided hmmm, don’t we need bread moment even though you just bought two loaves yesterday- yes you’re not alone!) just picked up and will end up turning green before anyone has a chance to make a sandwich with it.

OI Shopping list

To me, this app, fully named the OpenIntents Shopping list, is like the OurGroceries for the single folks out there. Not to say a family wouldn’t benefit from this app, it just has more features and it’s not a perfect fit like the other app is for families that need a simple solution to keep up on their latest shopping needs. That being said, this app is a powerful workhorse and can really end up saving you countless hours and some decent cash at year’s end.

US Yellow Pages Search

This is one of the more useful free Android apps available and I’ll be honest, it doesn’t 100% fit with the theme of helping you save money while shopping. I could argue that it does, but for simplicity, I’ll just use an old clich: Time is Money! Saving some time is just as good as saving cash on those busy days out and about. Having this app on your Android phone is like having 300 super-thick Yellowbooks from all over the US crammed into your back pocket. Not a bad thing if you travel a decent amount or enjoy living outside of your house. It’s just a great resource to have on hand for those times when you need to find a business’s number fast.

eBay

This official app brings eBay to your Android phone. It’s kind of crazy, but I think I like this UI better than the actual website on my computer. I don’t know if that’s a good thing or a bad. Nonetheless, it gives you an idea that this Android app was developed correctly and really hits the mark. That is, if you’re an eBay fan; if you’re not, sorry!

Amazon.com

Similar to eBay’s Android app, this beauty from Amazon brings all the functionality from the full-sized website to your Android phone. It’s amazing how seamless this transition appears for these giant resellers. This is a great thing for us though!

Craigslist

The last of the GIANT resellers’ Android apps on this list, I promise. Well, kind of: if you don’t include Groupon in your list of “resellers”, I haven’t lied to you. So, if you’ve ever used Craigslist, you know how utterly important it is to check out a potential “killer item” within 5 minutes of it being posted and subsequently be the first handful of people to contact the seller to have any hopes of actually ending up with it in your possession.

That being said, if you use Craigslist and you have an Android phone, YOU NEED THIS APP NOW! Haha, sorry to scream, but if you’re going to use this portal of goodness with the hopes of eventually buying something you want/need, you have to have instant access to newly posted items. The only way to do that (I’m taking liberties assuming you aren’t a recluse and on your home computer 24/7) is to have access “on-the-go” to instant notifications for your set of items that interest you and also a way to view them. This app performs both of these necessary actions and does them well.

*Please, for your sake, if you want to be the guy (gal) bragging about the awesome deal you got on the “coolest thing in the world” instead of the not-so-happy version of you regrettably telling the story about “the one that got away” to anyone who will listen, download this app!*

Groupon

This is the official app from the immensely popular and rapidly growing Groupon website. This site has a “cult-like” following (not in a bad way!) which actually benefits its users. Essentially, the more people that use their services, the more offers are presented to the users and that helps all of us save a good amount of money! This free Android app ensures that you’re never out of the “Groupon loop” and you’ll have the opportunity to take advantage of the appealing offers wherever you may be.

The Coupons App

Another money-saving coupon app? Yes! That’s all I can say- the prospects of saving a buck in this economy is a powerful force it seems. I’m almost a bit surprised at myself that I didn’t completely inundate this “shopping list” with coupon apps (patting myself on the shoulder for spreading out the love). If only I could go back in time to 1989 and use this app instead of clipping 500-plus coupons from the Sunday paper (for my mom). Well those were good times- minus the paper cuts.

What’s this Android app going to do for you? Anything and everything coupon related; it brings the coupons with you on your phone and allows you to find new ones even while you’re at the store! That’s pretty awesome for those of us not commanding “Top CEO” salaries…

Honorable Mention:

There’s only one free Android app that I would consider putting on this list. The reason is because it’s probably the most important app for everyone to download today. I consider it more of a “mandatory app” than an Android shopping app and that’s why it’s here.

The app I’m speaking of is the Barcode Scanner. Among other things, it allows you to browse the web on your computer and take a photo of the QR Code of an app you’re interested in downloading. Once the code is processed (which takes very little time- talking seconds), the corresponding Android app’s download page appears in the Google Marketplace! It’s that simple and works like a charm once you get past the short “operator error” stage that plagues most of us.

Android App Development: The Need of the Changing World

Android gadgets sell like the proverbial hot cakes, and young folks wouldn’t consider going out from their homes without an Android phone.

The task of Android Apps Development has altered the focus of many IT firms. Less than a decade ago, software development was the only source of earnings for most businesses; nevertheless, the popularity and growth of smart phones, paired with higher number of folks using smart phones to browse the internet and check their mails has transformed the way IT businesses work.

With thousands and thousands of users and enormous amounts of downloads, Android Applications Development field is humming with action. A lot of individuals enjoy various types of apps; it complies with their amusement, business, utility and a variety of other requirements.

At the preliminary stage Android Apps Development experts ware viewed as professionals who provides extension to computer software development; nonetheless, with changing time companies mastered to implement the exclusive characteristics and uses of Android phones to produce apps tailor-made for the smart phone. The outcome was development of a variety of apps did just what software development did, but which equipped the smart phone attributes.

So, you had quite a few browser apps, shopping cart apps, travel apps, social networking apps, and games apps designed particularly for Android phones. A number of IT firms utilized their competence in software development for PCs and laptops, and made Android app development teams for Android apps development. Their development teams concentrated on what can be termed as ‘traditional smart phone development-the development of Android apps that are comparable in size, scope and performance to software development for PCs or laptops.

But now, a significantly huge number of folks are making it a habit of asking the question, ‘Is there any app for this?’ So now, an Android Applications Development expert is not restricted to creating sophisticated apps that deliver improved performance, or providing complicated services. For example, there are eateries that give out their menus in form of Android apps. They do not want any intricate or interactive program: all they require is an app they can give to their consumers. So they get an app designed which lists their food products and helps the user track down their nearest outlet using their Android.

The reputation of these types of applications has started out a new door for smaller sized IT companies that wish to enter the Android Apps Development career. Software development companies at entry-level, whose primary area of skills is development for pc’s, are the ones who stand to obtain the most from this pattern.

Big companies are generally not engaged in developing small applications as they do not pay much, and such IT firms desire to go for bigger projects. But for software development firms trying to get a grip in the Android apps development industry, creating small applications is a pretty good choice.
It’s not simple for small IT organizations to remain competitive with their bigger counterparts on their own turf: they find it too complicated to bag big projects without significantly limiting their revenue. But the requirement of simple and small applications for Android (apps that can be reasonably designed within a week) have given a terrific chance for beginners and small IT firms to obtain experience and profits by means of apps development and Android Apps Development.